Are you aware of the hidden power of journal writing to process life challenges, raise your vibration, and create your dream life?

Journaling has been proven to be highly effective in releasing emotions, enhancing mental clarity as well as working through difficulties, managing anxiety, and boosting your confidence.

But that’s not all of the wonderful benefits of journaling, add to that the way writing can help you manifest your dreams.

And you’ll understand why writing in a journal is something many successful people do every single morning.

Why Journal?

A group of neuroscientists in Germany wanted to understand how the creative process activated different areas of the brain in fiction writers.

Through a comparison of writers at different levels (some practiced experts, some novice), they concluded that a specific area of the brain called the caudate nucleus was activated when the expert writers were writing.

What that means is that those writers who were used to writing fiction over a period of time activated the area of the brain (the caudate nucleus) that corresponds to skills that have been practiced and become almost second nature or use less conscious thought.

Therefore, when people regularly engage in creative writing, it becomes easier, or second nature, for them to dream up images and worlds and put them down on paper.

I’m sure you can see how this might apply to successful manifesting!

If you get into the habit of writing down your hopes, dreams, and desires, you reinforce them in your mind, and you gain clarity on how the different ways that they could manifest.

Journaling or writing every morning allows you to express your dreams and make your wildest desires tangible.

I like to think of it as giving life to my thoughts – granting them permission to live and become a reality!

Putting pen to paper opens the doorway to your subconscious mind, and once that stream of energy starts to flow, the words keep coming, and you start creating!

If you’ve never tried journaling, or you think, “I can’t write, I’m not a writer, etc.”

Know this – It’s not about creating perfect prose or poems that you are going to publish.

It’s the process of getting down your thoughts, ideas, worries, concerns, dreams, frustrations, and emotions, on paper. Once they are on paper, writing becomes a form of therapy.

Of course, you don’t only have to write about what you want to manifest.

Working through challenges is also key and helps you clear away the layers of doubt and fear that sometimes obscure the path to manifesting your dreams.

For example, if you had a really bad day and you’re going over and over a conversation in your mind, writing it down can help release the negative energy you’re still holding onto.

You will find that getting the issue down on paper often helps you to purge the emotions and process the experience.

I guarantee you will feel better afterward, without having to resolve a thing!

You can even write at the top of the paper:

“I need help with XYZ. I am feeling stuck and scared.”

And then just permit yourself to write down everything that is bothering you.

It’s a wonderful way to work through false beliefs, residual anger, and any of the blocks you have to abundance and manifest what you want!

I find that my anxieties or concerns often feel like a lump of dense energy in my heart space or stomach area.

When I write down what I am feeling and get it all out on paper, I feel a sense of release and relief much like the sensation of having released emotion through crying.

It’s such a healthy practice energetically.

You may have heard of Julia Cameron’s famous book, The Artist’s Way. In it, she describes “Morning pages” as “ the bedrock tool for creative recovery.”

Julia Cameron says that three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing should be done as soon as you wake up.

She emphasizes that the pages do not have to be artful at all, but rather involve getting down everything that crosses your mind.

From worrying about your grocery list to remembering your dreams to reflecting on your friendships.

When you get them down on the page, you’ll discover that those stream of consciousness thoughts don’t bother you so much during the day.

In essence, you have cleared the “garbage” out a little first, before going out into the rest of your life with a clearer mind.

When you do this first thing in the morning, after a period of probably only about two weeks, you will begin to notice the difference.

You will feel clearer, more confident, and connected to your higher self.

Your self-worth will increase, and you will KNOW YOURSELF better.

The reason that journaling in this way helps you to manifest is primarily that it helps you to zone in on who you are and what you want.

Knowing yourself in a more profound way, you become aware of what is standing in your way to a happier, more abundant life.

It might seem like a roundabout way to get there when you are whining or complaining about your life on paper!

But it really does work!

You will likely find that once you get the frustrations and anxieties out of the way, you can then better articulate your hopes and dreams.

Remember, no one but you is ever going to see these pages, and you don’t have to read them again once they are written if you don’t want to.

You don’t have to tell anyone what you are doing, it can be a completely private practice that you do alone with your prettiest notebook and pen (writing by hand is an important aspect of journaling – something magical occurs with the physicality of it).

If you turn it into a morning ritual of sorts, you will be more likely to keep at it.

Practice makes perfect, and as those German neuroscientists discovered, practice is key for this to become second nature.

Exciting transformations can occur in your life when you make journaling a regular part of your schedule.

You will feel rejuvenated, positive, and clear-minded about your life.

The power of writing to improve your life really is something I could write about for days!

So why don’t you give it a go?

Start today, start tomorrow, just make the commitment to do this for yourself, you won’t regret it, and you will be so excited once you start seeing the changes in your life.